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Time running out to avoid rail strikes during Cop26, union warns

Time running out to avoid rail strikes during Cop26, union warns

Time running out to avoid rail strikes during Cop26, union warns

27 October 2021

The RMT is involved in a pay dispute with ScotRail and is threatening walkouts for the duration of the climate change talks in Glasgow.


Insulate Britain targets two major roads into London as demonstrations continue

Insulate Britain targets two major roads into London as demonstrations continue

Insulate Britain targets two major roads into London as demonstrations continue

27 October 2021

National Highways has secured a ban on activities which obstruct traffic on its 4,300-mile network of motorways and major A-roads in England.


Teenager charged with murdering two boys

Teenager charged with murdering two boys

Teenager charged with murdering two boys

27 October 2021

Frankie Watson will appear in court in Essex on Wednesday.


Youth climate activists stage overnight protest at Science Museum

Youth climate activists stage overnight protest at Science Museum

Youth climate activists stage overnight protest at Science Museum

27 October 2021

The protesters stayed at the Kensington landmark overnight to protest against its sponsorship by fossil fuel companies including Shell.


Charles speaks of importance of retaining rare literature collection in the UK

Charles speaks of importance of retaining rare literature collection in the UK

Charles speaks of importance of retaining rare literature collection in the UK

27 October 2021

The auction was due to take place in July and FNL, along with a number of libraries and museums, joined together to preserve the collection.


What the papers say – October 27

What the papers say – October 27

What the papers say – October 27

27 October 2021

The latest on the budget and Cop26 lead many of the Wednesday papers.


Inquest set to open into death of MP Sir David Amess

Inquest set to open into death of MP Sir David Amess

Inquest set to open into death of MP Sir David Amess

27 October 2021

The inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned at County Hall, Chelmsford, Essex, on Wednesday.


US government’s appeal to extradite Julian Assange to be heard at High Court

US government’s appeal to extradite Julian Assange to be heard at High Court

US government’s appeal to extradite Julian Assange to be heard at High Court

27 October 2021

The US authorities were previously given the go-ahead to argue against Judge Baraitser’s decision on five grounds.


Corrie actress Maureen Lipman to be made a Dame

Corrie actress Maureen Lipman to be made a Dame

Corrie actress Maureen Lipman to be made a Dame

27 October 2021

The actress has had a varied career from appearances in popular adverts to movies.


Tory peer urged not to press ‘inadmissible’ bid to secure vote on benefit cut

Tory peer urged not to press ‘inadmissible’ bid to secure vote on benefit cut

Tory peer urged not to press ‘inadmissible’ bid to secure vote on benefit cut

27 October 2021

Baroness Stroud says removing the £20-a-week uplift to Universal Credit is ‘a grave misstep’.


Ryan Reynolds reacts to watching his first Wrexham game live

Ryan Reynolds reacts to watching his first Wrexham game live

Ryan Reynolds reacts to watching his first Wrexham game live

27 October 2021

Reynolds and his fellow co-owner Rob McElhenney did not get the result they hoped for.


Rishi Sunak’s Budget optimism boosted by prediction of higher growth after Covid

Rishi Sunak’s Budget optimism boosted by prediction of higher growth after Covid

Rishi Sunak’s Budget optimism boosted by prediction of higher growth after Covid

26 October 2021

Experts believe the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast will up its growth outlook for 2021.


Cadbury World creates 10kg witch made of recycled chocolate for Halloween

Cadbury World creates 10kg witch made of recycled chocolate for Halloween

Cadbury World creates 10kg witch made of recycled chocolate for Halloween

26 October 2021

The chocolate witch weighs the equivalent of 222 standard bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk.


Mandatory mask-wearing rule in Commons will not apply to MPs

Mandatory mask-wearing rule in Commons will not apply to MPs

Mandatory mask-wearing rule in Commons will not apply to MPs

26 October 2021

The Commons authorities said MPs were not House staff and so could not be compelled to follow the face covering order.


Youth climate activists ‘occupy’ Science Museum over fossil fuel sponsorship

Youth climate activists ‘occupy’ Science Museum over fossil fuel sponsorship

Youth climate activists ‘occupy’ Science Museum over fossil fuel sponsorship

26 October 2021

The protesters, who stayed at the Kensington landmark overnight, also held a candlelight vigil for ‘the victims of oil companies’.


Ryan Reynolds spotted watching first Wrexham match at Maidenhead

Ryan Reynolds spotted watching first Wrexham match at Maidenhead

Ryan Reynolds spotted watching first Wrexham match at Maidenhead

26 October 2021

The Deadpool actor is a co-owner of the north Wales side.


Lords forces Government climbdown over dumping of sewage in seas and rivers

Lords forces Government climbdown over dumping of sewage in seas and rivers

Lords forces Government climbdown over dumping of sewage in seas and rivers

26 October 2021

The concession came in the face of a further defeat in the upper chamber, amid a legislative tussle over the Environment Bill


Sneak peek of 1921 census released ahead of January publication

Sneak peek of 1921 census released ahead of January publication

Sneak peek of 1921 census released ahead of January publication

26 October 2021

The survey, which must remain secret for 100 years, will paint a picture of society after the First World War and influenza pandemic.


Ministers’ U-turn over legal controls against dumping raw sewage into waterways

Ministers’ U-turn over legal controls against dumping raw sewage into waterways

Ministers’ U-turn over legal controls against dumping raw sewage into waterways

26 October 2021

The change follows a public outcry after the Government instructed Tory MPs to vote down similar proposals last week.


Two men rescued off Essex coast but search for third person called off

Two men rescued off Essex coast but search for third person called off

Two men rescued off Essex coast but search for third person called off

26 October 2021

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Border Force and the RNLI took part in an ‘extensive search and rescue operation’.


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